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Lady Trojans stay unbeaten with win over PVMS / April 04, 2018
On March 28, the undefeated Bluestone Middle School softball team renewed their cross-country rivalry with Park View Middle and won the game 16-1. Bluestone is now 5-0.

Park View got their first and only run in the first inning. An error allowed the first batter of the game to reach base. The Lady Cougars went on to load the bases before a fielders’ choice at first base gave PVMS the 1-0 lead.

The lead would be short-lived as the Lady Trojans rebounded in the bottom half of the inning by scoring three runs, highlighted by a triple by Emma Newcomb to the left center field fence.

Starting Bluestone pitcher Devin Gregory found her groove on the mound for the remainder of the contest. After striking out the final two batters in the first inning, Gregory struck out the next three she faced.

Gregory recorded a no-hitter while striking out eight for the game.

Bluestone’s bats remained hot as the game went on and the Lady Trojans finished with 12 hits, led by Cassidy Newcomb’s three hits.

Xzareyah Tucker, Gregory, Emma Newcomb, Skyla King and Stephanie Cannon had two hits each, leading to a 16-run outburst for the game and the 16-1 victory.

BMS 13, Nottoway 3

On March 29, Bluestone traveled to Nottoway in a rematch of last year’s lone district loss for Bluestone — a marathon 10-inning game that saw Nottoway come away with a one-run victory.

The Lady Trojans had payback on their minds and wasted little time getting the lead as back-to-back hits by Skyla King and Emma Newcomb set the stage for a two RBI single by Cassidy Newcomb.

Starting pitcher Devin Gregory picked up where she left off in the Park View game, striking out the side in the second and third innings and putting together a stretch of seven consecutive strikeouts.

In the fourth and fifth innings, Bluestone added nine runs on eight hits. Emma Newcomb hit another triple to the fence in her second consecutive game. Newcomb finished with three hits, driving in three RBIs for the game.

Cassidy Newcomb had her second-straight three hit game and had three RBIs. Skyla King also had three hits. Bluestone went on to win 13-3, piling up 14 hits as a team.

Devin Gregory followed-up her no hitter in the Park View game by giving up two hits and striking out 11.

Bluestone will enjoy spring break before resuming a busy week of softball on April 9 with a road game at Wyatt, followed by a game April 10 against Halifax at home and then traveling on the 11th to Russell in Lawrenceville.

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